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‘Nod to GM crop trials is betrayal of people’s trust’

BKS and SJM on Saturday criticised the Union environment ministry’s approval to field trials of 15 varieties of genetically modified (GM) crops G Sreedathan  |  New Delhi   July 21, 2014 The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) and the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch… Continue Reading →

How about Smart Villages, Mr Narendra Modi

Devinder Sharma I have never understood why Indian farmers continue to be ignored. With a meager outlay every year, Indian farmers have been producing a bountiful harvest. If only agriculture was to be injected with the much need economic stimulus… Continue Reading →

Compensate farmers for crop loss: High Court

FPJ — By Our Staff Reporter,  June 25, 2014 01:55 am Indore : In a major relief to farmers affected by incomplete canal work of Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar projects, Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday ruled that the… Continue Reading →

Kerala farmers fight to preserve world’s only variety of salt-resistant rice – and the ecosystem

As Scroll.in’s Mridula Chari and Harsha Vadlamani search for clouds along the west coast, they meet farmers who are attempting to return to a traditional system of alternating paddy and shrimp cultivation. Mridula Chari · Each year, Kerala’s backwaters attract around… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra – 560 farmers committed suicide in 4 months after hailstorms #WTFnews

Author(s): Aparna Pallavi  Date:Jun 11, 2014 State minister says relief will be provided to even those farmers who have not taken loans though their applications were rejected The hailstorms that struck central India in February and March this year destroyed crops… Continue Reading →

Farmers to get aadhaar liekd ID cards #WTFnews #uid

FARMERS TO GET AADHAR-LIKE ID CARDS Mysore, May 7- The State Government has decided to distribute Aadhar-like ID cards with 12 digits to farmers. The Government has taken up the project under ‘K-Kisan’ programme and the preliminary process in Mysore… Continue Reading →

Gujarat- Outsiders in their own land

Outsiders in their own land 1 Author(s): Soma Basu @sbasu_in  May 15, 2014 | Gujarat government eyes limestone underneath land cultivated by Sikh farmers, curbs their ownership rights Nirmal Singh, a farmer in Panandhro village, shows limestone in his farmland (Photo: Soma… Continue Reading →

गुजरात के किसान क्यों कर रहे हैं आत्महत्या ? Why are farmers of Gujarat committing suicide ?

दिव्या आर्य बीबीसी संवाददाता, गुजरात से  सोमवार, 28 अप्रैल, 2014 को 15:47 IST तक के समाचार   अहमदाबाद से क़रीब 400 किलोमीटर दूर गुजरात के सौराष्ट्र इलाक़े यानी जामनगर, जूनागढ़ और राजकोट जैसे ज़िलों में पिछले 10 साल में किसानों… Continue Reading →

Farmers in Narendra Modi’s home state are not happy #NOMOre_2014

  28 Apr 2014 Hindustan Times (Mumbai) Sujata Anandan [email protected] MBETHA VILLAGE (SOUTH GUJARAT): Contrary to the rosy picture being painted of Gujarat, farmers in Narendra Modl’s home state are a discontented lot this election season. Vast tracts of their… Continue Reading →

Farmers’ widows: Forgotten by state, neglected by society

Kunal Purohit, Hindustan Times  Saavla Village, Amravati, April 07, 2014 NO RESPITE The women from Amravati’s Teosa taluka are forced to battle patriarchal mindset, financial issues SAAVLA VILLAGE, (AMRAVATI): The block development officer (BDO) in Amravati’s Teosa taluka had promised to… Continue Reading →

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